TRACY— A 19-year-old man told police that he was shot early Sunday while trying to steal pumpkins from a field in rural Tracy, San Joaquin County Sheriff's deputies said.

The man told deputies that he was at a pumpkin patch in the 16800 block of South Tracy Boulevard with two other people when they entered the field about 1 a.m. to steal pumpkins, Deputy Les Garcia said.

They apparently heard gunshots, and all three returned to their car, a black Lincoln Navigator. As they were driving away, four shots were fired at the vehicle, striking the 19-year-old in the back, Garcia said.

The victim was driven home and taken to the hospital by his mother, according to police. The wound was not life threatening, Garcia said.

Garcia added that no suspects have been identified.